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Classy Couple

Amy and Terry are one classy couple.   From start to finish, their wedding was like watching a scene from a movie…. Our chapel limousine slowly pulled up in front of the building, their driver, Lorenzo gracefully walked around the car and opened the limo door and extended his arm to the bride to help her out of the car. Amy’s gown was a reflection of her personality: elegant and refined.  Lorenzo then handed the bride over to the groom and the couple made their way up the staircase to the chapel. They were so sophisticated, and I could sense how amazing they felt, as if they were royalty.  

They had a very romantic, simple ceremony.  Their eyes twinkled every time they spoke to each other.  The only thing missing was the red carpet.  Via’s photos showcased the bride’s dress beautifully, and you can see in their photos that they were very comfortable working with Via.  

I truly hope they had a memorable experience with Downtown Vegas Chapel.

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Calling all brides! 10 must-try wedding trends for 2017

1. Metallic dresses

Say goodbye to your classic white princess dress!

It’s time to give wedding dresses some extra sparkle with shiny, sparkly metallic gowns. A shimmery dress makes for a bold, yet sophisticated wedding look for a black-tie affair.

Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Ooo, sparkly!

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8 Top Wedding Planners Predict 2017’s Biggest Trends

Trends and weddings usually don’t go together. Why? No bride wants to look back at her wedding pictures five years later and regret that bubble-hemmed gown. But once trend-related mistakes are avoided, there’s something to be said for embracing the spirit of the new—and having an affair that feels cutting edge. So as wedding planning revs up for many brides-to-be, we reached out to eight top event planners to hear their predictions for 2017. A return of color, and greenery especially, in lieu of the all-white wedding was noted virtually across the board. But to hear the experts elaborate further, and to learn a few more hypotheses, read the below.

“Guest don’t need to wait until midnight for the traditional rice-toss or sparkler moment. Brides and grooms are looking for the celebration to begin with the first kiss. Whether that is followed by a confetti blast, fireworks, or marching band, the celebration is starting at the ceremony. The other big one is large scale installations. For example, filling a ceiling with drapery, flowers or even floating orbs will add a sense of wonder, creating a beautiful and long-lasting memory.” —Bryan Rafanelli

“I think vivid and high-tech lighting techniques will become even more affordable weddings and therefore will be more utilized by designers. I also think more lounge seating will added around dance floors and on outer edges of the room to encourage guests not being stuck only at dinner tables.” —Marcy Blum

“Brides and grooms will recognize more that their ceremony is the sacred part of their celebration, but that the reception afterwards is a party. And like any party, it can be fun, theatrical, expressive, and whimsical. Traditions can be altered, personalized, or ignored altogether. Yes, many couples will still want to cut the cake, while others will opt to serve ice cream sundaes from a cart.” —Bronson van Wyck

“Trees! We’re seeing a huge interest in trees of all kinds—from olive to citrus, cypress to birch. I love the impact of their scale in a space, and whether rented or purchased and planted in the ground after the wedding, trees are a wonderful antidote to disposable wedding décor.

I also think we’ll see after-party transformations. It used to be that an after-party consisted of a DJ coming on to replace the band at the end of the night for an hour or two and ‘the young people’ would dance on. But 2017 will see fully developed after-party themes that stem directly from couples’ personal loves. Electronic music festivals? Your favorite cabaret hot spot in Paris? A beach party in Mykonos? This is the time for everyone to let loose in a new environment that has become a full-on focal point of the wedding night for the entire crowd.” —David Starkhttp

“People are moving away from stereotypical ‘wedding venues’ in exchange for locations that more special and rare. Think an alfresco meal at a long dinner table in front of a historic mansion, or tents on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean in Big Sur. These are the types of immersive experiences people now want their guests to have. It isn’t just about having a wedding, it’s about transporting guests to something magical, and allowing them to experience to something once in a lifetime.” —Alison Laesser-Keck and Bryan Keck

“We’re going to see a lot more greenery in place of abundant wedding flowers. Flowers will certainly never go out of style, but this year they may have to move over for bright and beautiful leaves. It doesn’t hurt that Pantone supported this movement by electing Greenery as the Color of the Year. Also, hiring an expert mixologist to make unforgettable artisanal cocktails for you and your guests will be the experiential cocktail hour every wedding in 2017 requires.” —Colin Cowie

“Nighttime ceremonies. So long to sunsets and welcome dusk. This means lighting and candles can become the focal décor element and not necessarily the florals.” —Yifat Oren

“As much as we love neutrals, a big splash of color is exactly what we’ve been wishing for the past few years. We’re very excited to be incorporating more color in every element of our weddings in 2017.” —Virginia Edelson

Source: www.vogue.com

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Why Are Wedding Rings Worn on the Left Hand?

For years, couples have dedicated a single “ring” finger to romance when any other digit would do. A case of left side, strong side? Not according to history.

In medieval times, getting caught scribbling with one’s left hand could earn accusations of being possessed and, during the Spanish Inquisition, lefties were more likely to be tortured or killed. In fact, the aversion touched many cultures, from the long-standing taboo in Islamic countries against eating and drinking with one’s left hand, to the expectation in ancient Japan that any wife who didn’t favor her right could be legally divorced on the spot, no questions asked. So why do we favor a finger on a cursed hand to symbolize lasting love?

Past perception wasn’t all bad. The union between marriage and the now-standard ring placement can be traced back to second-century Egyptians who falsely believed that “a certain most delicate nerve” began in the fourth left finger and stretched directly to the heart, according to the Greek scholar Appian. Centuries later, the Romans came to a similar conclusion. In place of a nerve, they were convinced that a vena amoris—or “lover’s vein”—connected this digit with the blood-pumping organ.

During the Roman engagement process, a well-off suitor who could afford a ring would slip it over his bride-to-be’s fourth finger. Thus, he’d always have a symbolic grip around her lover’s vein. The modern world may have adopted that practice from the Romans.

Still, others argue that reverence for the fourth finger begun as an early Christian ritual. While crossing themselves in an Orthodox Church, worshipers are expected to join the thumb with the index and middle fingers. Historians contend that the group represented the father, son, and Holy Ghost when placed together, while the “ring” finger signified earthly love, making it the perfect location for a spouse’s wedding ring.

Until the seventeenth century, Orthodox couples normally wore their rings on the right hand(an extremity that’s associated with strength) and most Europeans of all faiths followed suit. But during the Reformation in 1549, an English Bishop and Protestant reformer named Thomas Cranmer used wedding rings as a way to break from tradition. That year, he published The Book of Common Prayer, which instructs couples to ditch a centuries-oldpractice in favor of slipping their wedding rings over the left fourth finger. Before long, husbands and wives throughout the continent were doing so.

Source: www.mentalfloss.com

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12 Things to Remember when Buying your Wedding Shoes

When you’re choosing your dream pair of shoes to go with the dream gown, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Follow these 12 steps and you’ll be splashing out on a super pair of shoes you’ll want to wear again and again!

You have to wear your shoes

You might have fallen in love with a pair of skyscraper heels but remember you’re going to have to walk down the aisle in them, stand for photographs in them, maybe dance in them and walk around all day. Wobbling around on heels that are too high isn’t a good look and you don’t want to catch a high spiky heel in your dress either. Read more

Wedding Planning

7 Tips to Help You Savor Each Moment on Your Wedding Day

You spent a lot of time planning your wedding day. So it’s only reasonable that you want to actually enjoy it — especially in the moment. But stress and worry can take precedence over enjoying the fruits of your labor, warns Jaclyn Fisher, owner of Two Little Birds Planning, if you’re not careful to stay present.

“At the end of the day, the most important part of a wedding is the celebration of your love and beginning of your life together,” she says. “Brides need to remember that when they start to get distracted and stressed. If they don’t stay present, their wedding day will go by in a flash without the bride actually experiencing or enjoying it.”

With that in mind, here are seven expert-approved tips to help you stay in the moment.

1. Break in your shoes before the big day.

If you’re used to wearing flats, your wedding could be a real pain — and we mean that literally — making it tough to think about anything other than your aching feet. But beyond breaking in your shoes, Fisher recommends making sure you’ll feel comfortable from head-to-toe at your wedding. “It will be impossible to enjoy your first dance if you can’t stop thinking about your strapless bra that’s digging into your chest or the painful blister on the back of your foot,” she warns.

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How To Pick Your Wedding Manicure Look, According to a Celebrity Manicurist

Wedding dress? Check. Elegant updo? Tested and approved. Makeup? Your mood board says it all. But what about your nails? Although your wedding day manicure will likely take a backseat when deciding your beauty looks, it’s definitely one that should not be overlooked. Think about all of the things that you’ll be doing with your fingers on your wedding day — throwing your bouquet, holding your partner’s hands, wearing your new wedding band — the list goes on. Your nails need to look as good as ever, but don’t sweat it if you haven’t given your polish too much thought yet. BRIDES spoke with Essie celebrity nail artist, Michelle Saunders, to find out what you should consider when deciding on a wedding nail look. Here’s what she had to say.

1. Always Get a Trial Run

Just like you would for your makeup and hair, you should definitely consider a trial run for your nail look. This will give you the opportunity to test out different colors, lengths, and shapes. Saunders suggests scheduling your first trial appointment at least two months before the big day.

2. Take Inspiration From The Season

You don’t have to match your floral theme or paint your nails mauve for fall, but the time of year and the flowers that are in season could help you find inspiration when it comes to choosing a color. “Depending on the season or color scheme, a bride could either keep it classic with a neutral and sheer or go all out with a deep crimson or opaque greige,” says Saunders. If you’re undecided, go with a tried and true shade. “It’s always safe to go with a semi-sheer pink like Essie’s ‘Ballet Slippers’ or slight-opaque creme.”

3. Consider Gel Over Regular Nail Polish

The last thing you want to do the day before your wedding is worry about ruining your manicure. If you’re up for it, consider a gel to prevent any smudges or chips from happening. What’s more, it’ll last you at least two weeks after your wedding day. “Gel is a good option especially if there is an extended honeymoon after the wedding,” says Saunders.

4. Keep It Simple With The Nail Art

Nail art is all the rage right now, but it doesn’t always translate into a timeless wedding day look. That doesn’t mean you should skip it if you’re into fun designs and a little sparkle, however. “If you are a nail art fan, keep it simple on your wedding day by using a gold or silver metallic (to mimic jewelry) as an accent. I recommend using Essie’s ‘Good as Gold’ or ‘No Place Like Chrome.'”
See More: 5 Nail Polish and Bridesmaid Dress Color Combos You (and Your Girls!) Will Love

5. Don’t Forget Your Toes

Depending on your shoes or dress length, your toes might not even make an appearance on your wedding day. You should still definitely get them painted though. As for color? Saunders believes pedicures are the best place to wear your something blue.

6. Keep An Emergency Kit With You

Should anything disastrous happen to your manicure on the day of your wedding, it would be wise to arm yourself with a handy emergency kit. In it, keep a nail file, a cuticle clipper, hand cream, and of course, the nail polish of your wedding manicure. Essie’s new Gel Couture line is a great option for brides because you can reapply the polish without having to use a UV lamp in the event you have a mani emergency.

Source: Brides.com

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Newlyweds Nail Iconic ‘Dirty Dancing’ Routine at Wedding

Talk about having the “Time of Your Life” at your wedding!

Lindsay Pergola and Richie Guarini, of New Jersey, skipped the traditional first dance at their New Year’s Eve nuptials for a surprise version of the famous “Dirty Dancing” routine, blowing away their friends and family with a smoke machine, perfectly in-sync steps and even nailing the signature Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze lift.

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The Wedding Trends to Keep and Ditch in 2017

In the world of wedding trends, things are constantly changing, evolving and starting anew. Want to stay on the pulse of what’s new? Curious what not-to-do for next year’s weddings? We chatted with celebrity wedding planner extraordinaire David Tutera to uncover what he’d love to see change in the world of weddings, as well as his recommended trends for 2017 brides.

Ditch The After-Party

While you might be bummed to hear this at first, Tutera really believes guests should stay put, and you can bring the “after-party” to the party. “I want guests to stay in one location, and keep the energy escalating and flowing,” he explains. The wedding is the main event, so why risk losing the party vibes with a venuechange? Tutera suggests couples can, “create movement and energy in one environment with lighting, entertainment, opening up a different bar or dessert station, etc.” We love this idea — the more “wedding time” the better! Read more